METZ will be celebrating 10 years of being a band with a stop at The Turf Club on Thursday, December 15th!
2022 celebrates ten years of both METZ as a band and of their critically acclaimed self-titled album (Sub Pop). The music made by METZ, Alex Edkins (guitar & vocals), Hayden Menzies (drums) & Chris Slorach (bass) has always been difficult to pin down. Their earliest recordings contained nods to the teeming energy of early ‘90s DIY hardcore, the aggravated angularities of This Heat, & the noisy riffing of AmRep’s quintessential guitar manglers, but there was never a moment where METZ sounded like they were paying tribute to the heroes of their youth. The sonic trajectory of their albums captures the journey of a band shedding influences & digging deeper into their fundamental core—steady propulsive drums, chest-thumping bass lines, bloody-fingered guitar riffs, the howling angst of fading innocence.
Spiritual Cramp will be opening up the night. San Francisco post-punk band that pulls a lot of power from the early ’80s moment when punk and post-punk and goth were all still essentially the same thing. Citing sources from early Dub-influenced Clash, Blitz, and The Modern Lovers – Spiritual Cramp exists in a strange vacuum somewhere between David Byrne’s oversized suit and a bar fight between a bunch of drunk goons on Polk Street in San Francisco. Their energetic and tightly curated live show, infectiously groovy songs and sharply dressed mod aesthetic has people everywhere asking the same question… what’s next for this up-and-coming powerhouse?
Tickets are still available HERE!